CII National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights

Knowledge economy and protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are interlinked with one another in the sense that Knowledge economy cannot flourish without a sound ecosystem for generation, protection, management and commercialization of intellectual property at the national and international levels. IP is a complex mix of tacit and explicit knowledge which at the organizational level is critical for success in the competitive environment of trade and commerce. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are key to provide exclusivity and monopoly to IP generated by organizations without which a company cannot ensure competitive advantage in the commercial world. CII has been very active in creating a conducive IP eco system in the country both through its efforts and by supplementing the efforts of many governmental agencies, academic and research institutions, international organizations, foreign IP offices and industries for almost 20 years. Recognizing the Importance of IP also led CII to create a dedicated department which is guided by the CII National Committee on IP comprising of industry representatives from a wide variety of businesses and sectors.

The CII-National Committee of Intellectual Property Rights is re-constituted annually and is represented by leaders from Indian Industries in various sectors such as auto, pharma, media and entertainment, manufacturing, publication, ICT and software. Some of the many objectives driven by the committee through its activities and initiatives are as follows:

  • Provide Industry's position papers and recommendations on national and international IP policy issues to the Government and other regulatory bodies.
  • Provide learning platforms for disseminating information related to IPR and to train the stakeholders by organizing seminars, training programmes, roundtables, missions etc.
  • Support various network organizations and also to provide services for IP protection and enforcement. It also works towards developing capacity, providing IP services to all stakeholders in the state and also to provide input on state policies.
  • Take measures to safeguard the interest of intellectual property owners.
  • Provide networking platform for sharing best practices in IP management.
  • To create a reward and recognition system at a national level.